ESM215 - Problem Solving, Modelling and Mathematical Applications


2021 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 2: Cloud (online)
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125




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Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - cloud (online)

Online independent and collaborative learning activities including weekly engagement with materials

Online sessions/pre-recordings: weeks 1-11, Online sessions: weeks 2-11


This unit address theoretical and practical aspects of problem solving and mathematical modelling, as well as introducing students to one of the major modern applications of mathematics, public key cryptography. Participants will be expected to access significant print and on-line national and international literature in the area, engage in the process of solving non-routine problems and applying the modelling process, and reflect on the strategies they used and the solution paths they followed.

Topics include: the nature of mathematical problems and the problem solving process; problem posing and mathematical investigations; communicating mathematical explanations and proof; the concept of a mathematical model and the modelling process; applying the modelling process to real world problems; the role of problem solving and modelling in the real world; and an introduction to public key cryptography.

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